While they went off to buy it, the bridegroom came and those who were ready went into the wedding feast with him.
But if you don’t open your eyes
and you don’t open your ears
or taste things or touch things or smell things
well then you will never know me
all that I do Is to show my love for you.
~ J. Janda
by Sr. Joy Connealy, ND
We are reminded to be watchful and ready. We are awaiting something important and we don’t know when to expect it. I am intrigued by the notion of wisdom prowling around looking for those of us who are awake enough to benefit from her gifts. How awake are we to the richness of our faith and how at each moment we have a wealth of grace to call upon?
It’s not easy to keep that attentiveness alive and well in our daily lives as we meet the challenges each of us faces. We worry about our loved ones, the world and how it seems so far from wisdom and all the other things that pull us and lull us to sleep. We can easily forget about God’s saving action right there in this very moment.
It seems the readings this week are asking us to be sure to have in place some practices that keep us alert to God’s love and action. What can I do each day to remind myself to welcome God’s Wisdom to assist me through the ups and downs? Maybe we all need a spiritual alarm clock that will remind us to open our eyes and hearts to the many ways God offers us love and peace.